Naama’s Little Chat with the Devil
As much as I’d love to take credit for this guilty pleasure, I cannot. While we were working on the High Cookery book and shooting photos for the Oozy Stuffed Loaf recipe, our amazing food stylist, Naama, asked a simple yet genius question: “Why not make a sweet version of this one?” This immediately sparked a lively debate and an engaging brainstorming session that ended up with this perfect twist for the high eater. The responses to this recipe have been unanimously and indulgently positive. Don’t skip the berry syrup, as its tanginess brings perfect balance to this sugar bomb. For you first timers … I envy you for your experience.
Cooking for the Munchies | Vegeterian | While on the High
1 loaf sourdough bread, unsliced
3½ oz (100g) dark chocolate
3½ oz (100g) semi-sweet chocolate
3½ oz (100g) white chocolate
20 mini marshmallows
2 cups assorted berries (it’s best to use a combination of strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp refined sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Using a bread knife, make a diagonal cut down through the top of the bread, leaving the bottom of the crust intact. Repeat across the entire loaf, with cuts approximately one inch apart. Turn the bread 90 degrees and repeat the slices vertically. When you’re done, the loaf should be cross-cut into 1-inch squares.
- Break up the chocolate into pieces. Insert the chocolate pieces and mini marshmallows into the slices in the bread.
- Lay a long piece of foil on the counter horizontally, and a second longer piece of foil on top of it vertically. Place the stuffed bread loaf in the center of the foil “cross” and wrap the loaf.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Open the top of the foil and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the chocolate and marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from the oven.
- In the jug of a blender, combine the berries, water, and sugar and puree until smooth. If you prefer a silkier texture, run the mixture through a strainer.
- Generously spread the berry mixture over the top of the loaf of bread. Tear off the gooey chocolate bread chunks and indulge.